Last week when Microsoft announced the Surface Book they made a couple of very bold claims about the new device. First was, “Ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound, this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made anywhere on any planet”. And the second took a shot at Apple saying, “2x more powerful than a MacBook Pro”.
Apple today updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics, delivering even more performance and capabilities to the MacBook Pro line. Apple also today introduced a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display featuring a breathtaking 14.7 million pixel display, quad-core processors and AMD graphics, and lowered the price of the top-end iMac with Retina 5K display to $2,299.
Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design.
Lugging around a laptop’s power supply can be a chore. FINsix aims to shrink laptop power supplies across the board into something you can easily carry in your pocket while still delivering the same power output.
For the sake of memory extensions, people let down the portability of laptops with the use of external storage devices. PNY Technologies, with its innovative idea, has decided to overcome this dislike-able but common obstacle with the introduction of ‘StorEdge’. This new flash memory expansion module has been designed exclusively for making lives easier of all Macbook users while they are mobile. This is one of the most reliable ways of increasing storage facility quickly as well as speedily without compromising on the portability.
Apple’s Macbook Air was the first of Apple’s notebook computers to get upgraded with Intel’s newest fourth generation core Haswell processors back in June. Apple has held off on upgrading its Macbook Pro models but we have just been given word that Apple will hold a press event in September to unveil the next Macbook Pro lineup.
Apple’s MacBook Air was the first product to get a refresh with Intel’s new 4th generation Core Haswell processors. This was done to not only boost performance, but to also improve battery life. It seemed like only a matter of time before we saw Haswell on other Apple laptops. A validation of a 15-inch MacBook Pro on the GeekBench database reveals that Apple is already testing the notebook with the latest Haswell chips.
Apple’s WWDC is expected to take place next week in San Francisco. Assumptions are that most likely Apple’s notebook line up will get the modifications. Since Intel is also planning to release its latest Haswell processor this week, Apple will come up with some significant upgrades as well.
Ming-Chi Kuo, who is an analyst with KGI Securities has issued a new report forecasting that Apple will refresh their notebooks at their upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off June 10th. Apple is said to be refreshing both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The refreshed units will be powered by Intel’s new 4th generation Core (Haswell) processors. This makes sense as Intel will officially launch the processors at Computex (June 4-8th).